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Engaeus
FMIB 46484 Land Crayfish, Eugaeus cunicularis, Tasmania.jpeg
Engaeus cunicularius
Scientific classification
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Astacidea
Family:
Parastacidae
Genus:
Engaeus

Erichson, 1846
Type species
Astacus fossor Erichson, 1846 
Engaeus distribution.svg

Engaeus is a genus of freshwater crayfish found in Australia, the burrowing crayfishes. Fifteen of the 35 species in the genus occur in Tasmania, where they are known as the Tasmanian land crayfishes. The behaviour of these crayfish is notable as they live in burrows and construct large "chimneys" at the opening.

All of the 35 species of Engaeus have been assessed for the IUCN Red List:

Data deficient

  • Engaeus affinis Smith & Schuster, 1913
  • Engaeus curvisuturus Horwitz, 1990
  • Engaeus karnanga Horwitz, 1990
  • Engaeus laevis (Clark, 1941)
  • Engaeus nulloporius Horwitz, 1990

Critically endangered

  • Engaeus granulatus Horwitz, 1990 – central north burrowing crayfish
  • Engaeus mallacoota Horwitz, 1990 – Mallacoota burrowing crayfish
  • Engaeus spinicaudatus Horwitz, 1990 – Scottsdale burrowing crayfish
  • Engaeus sternalis (Clark, 1936) – Warragul burrowing crayfish

Endangered species

  • Engaeus disjuncticus Horwitz, 1990
  • Engaeus martigener Horwitz, 1990 – Furneaux burrowing crayfish
  • Engaeus phyllocercus Smith & Schuster, 1913 – Narracan burrowing crayfish

Vulnerable species

  • Engaeus rostrogaleatus Horwitz, 1990 – Strzelecki burrowing crayfish
  • Engaeus urostrictus Riek, 1969
  • Engaeus yabbimunna Horwitz, 1994 – Burnie burrowing crayfish

Near threatened

  • Engaeus australis Riek, 1969 – lilly pilly burrowing crayfish
  • Engaeus orramakunna Horwitz, 1990 – Mount Arthur burrowing crayfish
  • Engaeus victoriensis Smith & Schuster, 1913

Least concern

  • Engaeus cisternarius Suter, 1977
  • Engaeus cunicularius (Erichson, 1846)
  • Engaeus cymus (Clark, 1936)
  • Engaeus fossor (Erichson, 1846)
  • Engaeus fultoni Smith & Schuster, 1913
  • Engaeus hemicirratulus Smith & Schuster, 1913
  • Engaeus lengana Horwitz, 1990
  • Engaeus leptorhynchus Clark, 1936
  • Engaeus lyelli (Clark, 1936)
  • Engaeus mairener Horwitz, 1990
  • Engaeus merosetosus Horwitz, 1990
  • Engaeus orientalis Clark, 1941
  • Engaeus quadrimanus Clark, 1936
  • Engaeus sericatus Clark, 1936
  • Engaeus strictifrons (Clark, 1936)
  • Engaeus tayatea Horwitz, 1990
  • Engaeus tuberculatus Clark, 1936
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